Excess of COVID-19 cases and deaths due to fine particulate matter exposure during the 2020 US wildfires

The warming climate we are experiencing in the US is expected to increase wildfire risk and, consequently, exposure to smoke. Studies have shown that short-term exposure to fine particulate matter … Continue reading “Excess of COVID-19 cases and deaths due to fine particulate matter exposure during the 2020 US wildfires”

Xihong Lin to Present at JSM – 8/11

Xihong Lin will give a presentation at the virtual  2021 Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM) on a JASA Applications and Case Study Discussion Paper entitled: Regression Models for Understanding COVID-19 Epidemic Dynamics with Incomplete … Continue reading “Xihong Lin to Present at JSM – 8/11”

Researchers Accurately Flag More Deadly SARS-CoV-2 Variant

Professor Christoph Lange and Research Associate Georg Hahn are part of a team leading important research in the fight against COVID-19 by using methodology from genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to identify a mutation in … Continue reading “Researchers Accurately Flag More Deadly SARS-CoV-2 Variant”

Yige Li Named Winner of WNAR Best Student Paper

Congratulations to PhD student Yige Li, who has been named a winner of Best Student Paper for the 2021 WNAR Student Paper Competition! Yige’s paper on “Effectiveness of Localized Lockdowns in the … Continue reading “Yige Li Named Winner of WNAR Best Student Paper”

Learning Locally to Understand Globally: Getting a Grasp on COVID Epidemiology

With cases still climbing in many parts of the world, the need to understand the epidemiological factors that underlie the transmission, behavior, and prevention of COVID-19 has become increasingly important. … Continue reading “Learning Locally to Understand Globally: Getting a Grasp on COVID Epidemiology”

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Dr. Marie Davidian to Deliver Lecture & Receive 2021 Zelen Award – 5/6

Join us for our last annual award of the semester, when Dr. Marie Davidian will deliver a lecture and be presented with the 2021 Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science! Thursday, May 6, … Continue reading “Dr. Marie Davidian to Deliver Lecture & Receive 2021 Zelen Award – 5/6”

On the Data Frontline – Department of Biostatistics Alumni and Career Development Series featured in ASA’s Amstat News, STATtr@k!

Recently the ASA published the informative article ‘On the Data Frontline: Biostatisticians in the Hospital Research Setting,’ written by instructor Dr. Erin Lake, ScD ’01, Co-Director of the SM BIO programs … Continue reading “On the Data Frontline – Department of Biostatistics Alumni and Career Development Series featured in ASA’s Amstat News, STATtr@k!”

Cytel/Pfizer Webinar on COVID-19 Vaccines Trials – 4/28

COVID- 19 Vaccine Trials: Novel Aspects of Design and Challenges of Analysis’ During this webinar a panel of Cytel experts will collaborate with external speakers from Pfizer to discuss: Clinical … Continue reading “Cytel/Pfizer Webinar on COVID-19 Vaccines Trials – 4/28”

Francesca Dominici to give MIT’s Henry W. Kendall Memorial Lecture – 4/21

The 18th Annual Henry W. Kendall Memorial Lecture Hosted by the Center for Global Change Science and Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT Francesca Dominici, PhD Clarence James … Continue reading “Francesca Dominici to give MIT’s Henry W. Kendall Memorial Lecture – 4/21”